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Ch. 4 Health

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Mental Disorder
illness that affects mind, ability to function, change, and get along with others
Clinical Psychologist
mental health professor who treats abnormal behaviors
Anxiety
fear caused by a source you cannot identify and a source that poses an unexpected threat
Anxiety Disorder
disorder characterized by persistent anxiety and interferes with daily life
Obsession
unwanted though or image that controls the mind
Compulsion
unreasonable need to behave in a certain way to prevent a feared outcome that is related to a specific person/object
Phobia
anxiety related to a specific person/object
Mood Disorder
disorder characterized by extreme emotions
Depression
emotional state where someone feels extremely sad/hopeless
Schizophrenia
disorder characterized by severe disturbances in thinking, mood, awareness, and behavior
Personality Disorder
mental disorder characterized by behavior patterns which make it difficult for someone to get along with others
Eating Disorder
mental disorder that reveals itself through food related abnormal behaviors
Anorexia Nervosa
eating disorder where someone doesn't eat health amounts of food (not enough)
Bulimia
eating disorder where someone has urges to eat large amounts of food and then purges
Binge Eating Disorder
eating disorder where someone eats an uncontrollably high amount of food without purging
Clinical Depression
feeling sad, hopeless, unable to feel pleasure, and being unable to accomplish daily tasks
Cutting
use of sharp object to scratch ones body deep enough to bleed
Suicide
intentional killing of oneself
Cluster Suicides
cluster of suicides that occur within short period of time in the same social group
Neurologist
physician who treats physical disorders of nervous system
Psychiatrist Social Worker
mental health professional who helps people adjust to an illness
Psychiatrist
physician who diagnoses and treats mental disorders